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78rpm Records Digitized by George Blood, L.P.

Newest uploads! Auto-78-twitter.  Through the Great 78 Project the Internet Archive has begun to digitize 78rpm discs for preservation, research, and discovery with the help of George Blood, L.P.. 78s were mostly made from shellac, i.e., beetle resin, and were the brittle predecessors to the LP (microgroove) era.   @great78project for uploads as they happen.
Turntable used for 78rpm digitization of four simultaneous recordings with different needles.

The digitization project currently focuses on discs that are less likely to be commercially available--or available at all in digital form--particularly focusing on underrepresented artists and genres. Digitization will make this less commonly available music accessible to researchers in a format where it can be manipulated and studied without harming the physical artifacts. We have preserved the often very prominent surface noise and imperfections and included files generated by different sizes and shapes of stylus to facilitate different kinds of analysis.

There’s no way to predict if the digital versions of these 78s will outlast the physical items, so we are preserving both to ensure the survival of these cultural materials for future generations to study and enjoy.

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78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Roberto Ledesma; Pepe Delgado; Armando Manzanero
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Performer: Roberto Ledesma Writer: Armando Manzanero Bolero. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 482.0, Rolloff: -13.75. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number:...
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Andy Russell; Vendani; Sanders; Arlen; Koehler; Burke; Van Heusen; Esperon; Stewart; Russell; Barcelata; Kahn; Jones; Lewis; Klenner
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Performer: Andy Russell Writer: Vendani; Sanders; Arlen; Koehler; Burke; Van Heusen; Esperon; Stewart; Russell; Barcelata; Kahn; Jones; Lewis; Klenner Traditional; Vocal With Orchestra. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer these records. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Pupi Campo and His Orchestra; Morgan Lewis; Nancy Hamilton; Tito Puente
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Performer: Pupi Campo and His Orchestra Writer: Morgan Lewis; Nancy Hamilton RhumBop. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly...
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Alma Gluck; Sanchez; Fuentes
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Performer: Alma Gluck Writer: Sanchez; Fuentes Soprano with orchestra.; In Spanish. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 658 B Catalog number: 658-B
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Angel Infante; Mariachi Mexico de Pepe Villa; R. Fuentes; A. Cervantes
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Performer: Angel Infante; Mariachi Mexico de Pepe Villa Writer: R. Fuentes; A. Cervantes Cancion Clave; Cuarteto Armonico. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been...
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by The Castillians
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Performer: The Castillians Waltz. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: B14693 Catalog number: B 14693
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental, acoustic
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Conjunto Pin Pin; Charlie; Miguel Matamoros
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Performer: Conjunto Pin Pin; Charlie Writer: Miguel Matamoros Bolero. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix...
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Conjunto Pin Pin; Charlie; Rudolf Friml; Herbert Stothart
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Performer: Conjunto Pin Pin; Charlie Writer: Rudolf Friml; Herbert Stothart Son Montuno. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly...
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Julio Gutierrez y su Ritmo; Ernesto Lecuona; Julio Gutierrez
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Performer: Julio Gutierrez y su Ritmo Writer: Ernesto Lecuona Malaguena y Andalucia. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Two stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 23-0144A Catalog number:...
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Miguelito Valdes con Su Orquesta; G. Gershwin
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Performer: Miguelito Valdes con Su Orquesta Writer: G. Gershwin Inst. Afro in Dance Tempo. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0mm truncated conical, 2.3mm truncated conical, 2.8mm truncated conical, 3.3mm truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly...
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental, Sheet Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Rene Cabel
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Performer: Rene Cabel Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: W72929T1A Catalog number: 72929 Other...
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Marujita Diaz; Greg Segura; Lara; Llovet; Moraleda
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Performer: Marujita Diaz Writer: Lara; Llovet; Moraleda Pasodoble; Orquesta. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames....
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Renato Zanelli; Jose Padilla
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Performer: Renato Zanelli Writer: Jose Padilla Baritone with orchestra; In Spanish. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 64954 Catalog number: 64954
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Latin, acoustic
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Francisco P. Cortes; Ernesto Lecuona
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Performer: Francisco P. Cortes Writer: Ernesto Lecuona Solo de Piano; De la Suite Espagnole "Andalucia". Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied...
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Chayres
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Performer: Chayres Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: W73546T1A Catalog number: 73546 Other IDs...
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Francisco P. Cortes; Ernesto Lecuona
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Performer: Francisco P. Cortes Writer: Ernesto Lecuona Solo de Piano; De la Suite Espagnole "Andalucia". Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied...
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Magaldi; Noda
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Performer: Magaldi; Noda Cancion; Duo con guitarras. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 250.0, Rolloff: -5.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 80029B...
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Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Julio Gutierrez y su Ritmo; Pedro Junco
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Performer: Julio Gutierrez y su Ritmo Writer: Pedro Junco Bolero. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix...
Topics: 78rpm, Instrumental
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Los Hispanos (Wison - Charlie - Tato - Carmelo); Joaquin Prieto
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Performer: Los Hispanos (Wison - Charlie - Tato - Carmelo) Writer: Joaquin Prieto Rock Lento; Prensado en P. R. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.0 mil truncated conical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to...
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Chayres
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Performer: Chayres Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: W73545T1A Catalog number: 73545 Other IDs...
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Chayres
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Performer: Chayres Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: W73528T1A Catalog number: 73528 Other IDs...
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Gabel
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Performer: Gabel Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: W72940T1A Catalog number: 72940 Other IDs...
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Chayres Neator
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Performer: Chayres Neator Unsure of performer name, script is hard to read. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5 mil truncated eliptical, 2.3 mil truncated conical, 2.8 mil truncated conical, 3.3 mil truncated eliptical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly...
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Julio Luis; Los Ardientes; J. L. Perez
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Performer: Julio Luis; Los Ardientes Writer: J. L. Perez Shing-a-ling. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5mil truncated eliptical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix...
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Julio Luis; Los Ardientes; Ch. Abreu
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Performer: Julio Luis; Los Ardientes Writer: Ch. Abreu Balada Rock. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5mil truncated eliptical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 400.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix...
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Orquesta Casino de la Playa; Miguelito Valdes; Arsenio Rodriguez
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Performer: Orquesta Casino de la Playa; Miguelito Valdes Writer: Arsenio Rodriguez Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.8mil truncated conical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: 82514A Catalog number: 82514-A
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Trio Borinquen; Mesa Y S. Ithier; R. Hernandez
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Performer: Trio Borinquen; Mesa Y S. Ithier; R. Hernandez Writer: R. Hernandez Serenata Jibara. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Three stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 250.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: W 96873...
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Trio Borinquen; Mesa Y S. Ithier; R. Hernandez
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Performer: Trio Borinquen; Mesa Y S. Ithier; R. Hernandez Writer: R. Hernandez Capricho. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Three stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 250.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more friendly filenames. Matrix number: W 96874 Catalog...
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78
78 RPMs and Cylinder Recordings
by Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra; Del Campo; Sunshine; Blanco
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Performer: Xavier Cugat and his Orchestra; Del Campo Writer: Sunshine; Blanco Vocal Chorus; Rhumba. Digitized at 78 revolutions per minute. Four stylii were used to transfer this record. They are 3.5mil truncated eliptical, 2.3mil truncated conical, 2.8mil truncated conical, 3.3mil truncated conical. These were recorded flat and then also equalized with Turnover: 375.0, Rolloff: -12.0. The preferred versions suggested by an audio engineer at George Blood, L.P. have been copied to have the more...
( 1 reviews )
Topics: 78rpm, Popular Music
Source: 78